Therapist Profile

Name:
Susan Farber, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
22 West Micheltorena Street, Ste. B Santa Barbara, CA 93101-6525
Phone:
(805) 886-5538
License Number
LMFT39125
Practicing Since:
2002
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
In my work, I use a cognitive behavioral approach. My goal is to help clients become aware of beliefs that are limiting their life experience. By understanding that beliefs are learned, clients realize that they can figuratively ‘clean house’, keeping only those beliefs that serve them and enhance their well being. Beliefs are not carved in stone and instead, can also be modified. As a therapist, it has been my experience that clients believe they have limited choices options in their lives. Again, this is based on a faulty belief system. I gently challenge this line of thought, enabling my clients to gain a greater sense of freedom and personal power knowing that in every situation, they have the ability to choose.

I have also found that many of my clients who feel depressed and/or anxious have lost touch with their life’s intention and lack passion and purpose in their lives. It is my hope that I can help my clients reconnect to their inner muse and being living a more fulfilling life.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
11:00am - 7:00pm
Services
Individual, Couples, Family and Group Psychotherapy
Insurance
Aetna, College Health IPA, Cigna, Health Net Insurance, MHN, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Private Pay, PPO, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 1993

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Chronically Mentally Ill
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Expressive Art Therapies
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Pain Management
Persons With Disabilities
Play Therapy
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Behavioral
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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